GLENDALE—The Director of the Hovhannes Tumanyan Museum of Yerevan, Narine Tukhikyan-Khachaturyan will be in town to present two of the museum’s publications, a collection of letters titled, “Hovhannes Tumanyan and Ishkhanuhi Mariam” and a collection of philosophical segments titled,”Mtker (Thoughts),” on Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Abril Bookstore.
“Hovhannes Tumanyan and Ishkhanuhi Mariam” presents the story of the intimate relationship between the two. Ishkhanuhi Mariam was Tumanyan’s benefactor. Born from the line of Meliks of Artsakh, Ishkhanuhi was a highly erudite and promient figure in Tiflis. She was highly active in the worlds of arts and culture and had a prominent role to play in the emotional well-being of Tumanyan, especially during his most difficult years.
“Mtker (Thoughts)” is a collection of pieces taken from Tumanyan’s literary works and letters. It contains philosophical passages that are full of life and wisdom pertaining to arts, politics, peoples, and governments.
Narine Tukhikyan-Khachaturyan was born in Yerevan. She graduated from the school of philology at the Yerevan State University. For many years she worked in tv broadcasting and programming. She has authored many translations and articles. Since 2007, she has been the director of the Hovhannes Tumanyan Museum of Yerevan, where she has compiled and authored publications.
Abril Bookstore is located on 415 E. Broadway, Glendale. Admission to the event is free.